Mid-autumn moonlight shining on the garden
The heritage of China history passes on
In autumns season with fresh air and flowers over the mountain
Tasting the gourmet and moon cakes around the table
Gathering to celebrate the festival all with joy
Although moonlight and clouds are far away
Lighting up lands, rivers, and mountains
Fragrance spreading all-over places and trees striving for their beauty
Flowers in the garden attracting people to enjoy
(Mid-autumn 1076, enjoy drinking all night, drunk,
write down this poem, also miss my brother Ziyou.)
When will the full moon come up again?
Holding the wine I ask blue heaven,
I dont know the palace up in heaven,
What year is it tonight at this moment?
I want to fly there,
Yet fear in the crystal hall and jade tower,
There could be too high to bear coldness.
Rise up dancing with own clear shadow,
I wonder if I am still on earths land?
Moonlight goes around the red attic,
Passing through a low gorgeous window,
Shining upon the sleepless night.
Nor should I hate,
Though my dear has gone far away when the moon turns bright.
Life is with sorrow, joy, separation, and reunion,
Like moon could be dim, shining, waxing, and waning,
Nothing was perfect throughout the old days.
Wish we can live long,
Keep sharing the same moon thousands of miles away.